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How to support your child at home with Writing

To find out how to support your child at home with writing please click here. For more information we will be holding parent workshops throughout the year or you could contact your child’s classroom teacher.

From the beginning of Reception, children begin to learn how to form their letters correctly. We focus on this every day across all areas of the curriculum that involved literacy and writing. This is a very important step because as children move up through the school, they begin to learn and master joined handwriting which is only possible with the correct letter formation. When you are assisting your child with their letter formation and writing tasks at home, these jingles may help:

WPS Handwriting Script to help your child form letters

 

As they move through the school, not only do children begin writing with joined letters, they also write using an extended vocabulary. We model using expressive language and actively thinking of an alternative for simple words such as ‘said’, ‘happy’ or ‘nice’ in our writing. We encourage children to do the same and extend their vocabulary, using a variety of words. To assist your child at home, this may help:

WPS Walking Thesaurus for Parents

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